IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Association of Women’s Council of Realtors® named Brenda Lee Szlachta, vice president of Agent Development for Real Living Kee Realty in Clinton Township, MI, as the organization’s 2020 president. She will be inaugurated Nov. 8 at a ceremony held in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS National Conference in San Francisco.
“I am humbled and honored to serve as the 2020 National Association of Women’s Council of Realtors® president,” said Szlachta. “There is not a single day that passes where I am not grateful for the opportunities, direction and friendships the Women’s Council has blessed me with. I am looking forward to continuing the work to evolve the Women’s Council and ensure each entity and role contributes to the fulfillment of the Council mission.”
In her new role, Szlachta will lead the 12,000-member organization whose mission is to advance women business leaders in the industry and communities they serve. The 2020 leadership team will continue to broaden the scope of Women’s Council leadership development with programs to develop members’ leadership skills and experience.
Allan Dalton, CEO of Real Living Real Estate, applauded Szlachta’s appointment. “Brenda Lee epitomizes the leadership qualities that make her a significant asset to the Real Living network,” Dalton said. “She undoubtedly will bring enthusiasm and experience to her new role at the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.”
“Brenda Lee is a highly valued team member at Real Living Kee Realty with wonderful leadership skills and experience,” said John Meesseman, broker, Real Living Kee Realty. “We’re proud she will assume this influential role and help the Women’s Council in its mission to advance women as business leaders in the real estate industry.”
Szlachta is a real estate veteran who joined the Women’s council in 2005 and was elected to the governing board in 2008. She is also a past recipient of the Women's Council of REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year Award. She served The Women’s Council of REALTORS® as a local president in 2012 and 2013 and as the organization’s Michigan president in 2016.
Szlachta’s real estate designations and certifications include Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI); Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR); Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES); and Performance Management Network (PMN). She is a Trustee for the REALTOR® Scholarship Fund and has attended every National Association of REALTORS® legislative meeting in Washington, D.C. and national meetings since 2008.
Szlachta is equally committed to her community. “Whether it’s shaving my head to raise money with my Real Living team for St. Baldricks Foundation for childhood cancer research, participating as a volunteer in the Thanksgiving Day parade or contributing time to a women’s build with Habitat for Humanity, I believe that giving back to the community is an important part of a balanced life,” she said.
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